P.F.1 (Public Farm One)
is a project designed by WORK Architecture Company for MoMA and P.S.1's Young Architects Program. P.F.1’s intent is to "educate thousands of visitors on sustainable urban farming through the unique medium of contemporary architecture." An artist in Providence, RI developed a similar installation called Green Zone
, "an organic vegetable, herb, and flower garden planted in the detritus of wartime consumption: used tires, shopping bags, shoes, and other repurposed containers" at local venue Firehouse 13
posted by lunit
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Weird Tales: The Strange Life of HP Lovecraft
is a 45-minute BBC radio documentary: "Geoff Ward examines the strange life and terrifying world of the man hailed as America's greatest horror writer since Poe. During his life, Lovecraft's work was confined to lurid pulp magazines and he died in penury in 1937. Today, however, his writings are considered modern classics and published in prestigious editions. How did such a weird, wild and ungodly writer get canonised? Among the writers considering his legacy are Neil Gaiman, ST Joshi, Kelly Link, Peter Straub and China Mieville." ST Joshi, a biographer of Lovecraft, has an essay
up on The Scriptorium. Wikisource has an extensive collection of his writings
, including not only his most famous novels and short stories, but also essays, letters, poetry and legal documents. He is buried in the city of his birth, Providence, Rhode Island, where he does eternal lie
, even though someone made an unsuccessful attempt to exhume him in 1997.
posted by Kattullus
on Jun 11, 2007 -
To honor the Greatest's
birthday, one could consider his greatest work by reading this excellent post by matteo
which touches upon the religious issues facing our confused Protestant hero
, the student at Wittenberg
, who doubts orthodoxy
, cannot decide if he is
, but ultimately accedes to a belief
in divine Providence
, if you would rather dive into an
intriguing amusing royally f'ed up
"unique" analysis of the play, check out this extensive theory
of Hamlet which corrects our accepted and flawed interpretation by explaining that a literal reading of the play tells us, among other things, that King Hamlet was never killed; that Horatio--our narrator--is the King's son and prince Hamlet's half brother; that the guy we incorrectly think of as Claudius is in fact King Hamlet; and that prince Hamlet's father is Fortinbras. Oops. Boy do we have egg on our faces.
posted by dios
on Apr 23, 2007 -
The RISD Museum is hosting a retrospective
of Providence's DIY marketing approach to underground shows. The exhibit, with every wall plastered from floor to ceiling, feels like a time-capsule. Fort Thunder
and its associated bands has been mentioned here on the blue before, but the sense of community that comes through, and which still runs through Providence's subcultures thanks to individuals like Ryan Lesser and his "Lots of Noise"
site deserves yet another post. Be sure to check out the Lots of Noise image and photo gallery for more fun stuff. (No direct links, sorry!)
posted by stagewhisper
on Oct 9, 2006 -
Meet Gary Tivoli, Staples' Storage Media Aisle Specialist.
"It's strange -- this morning, when I get up, I'm on the floor, halfway stuck underneath the bed, on the wall, with the mattress stacked over me. I don't even know where I am for a minute..." Providence, RI musician/producer Gavin Castleton
and poet Cyrus Leddy
recorded Tivoli's ramblings and then transformed them into a narrative album
, backing his erratic but engaging storytelling with plush beats. Think "A Grand Don't Come For Free", except compelling and with much better music. (Via NPR's Open Mic)
posted by Embryo
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Art In Ruins
chronicles the economic and cultural transformation of Providence, Rhode Island through the eyes of artists, architects, and urban planners.
posted by PrinceValium
on Feb 7, 2004 -
Buddy, we hardly knew ye.
Vincent A. Cianci, Jr., mayor of Providence, R.I., heads off to jail on conspiracy charges, thus ending one of the most colorful relationships between a mayor and his city
since Daley's Chicago. Whether revered for his astounding reconstruction
of an embattled downtown, chastised for a career of shady dealings with shady people
(and one unfortunate incident involving a fireplace, a lit cigarette, and his wife's lover), or turned into a cult figure
by artsy college students, one thing is certain: Providence is a more interesting place because Buddy was a part of it.
posted by PrinceValium
on Sep 6, 2002 -